Letters To The Editor

Saying goodbye to Marquette

To the Journal editor: Thank you Marquette: While moving away from a community is never easy, for me, this one is particularly difficult. Seven and a half years ago, Marquette welcomed the Andrews with open arms making us feel at home. For this I am grateful. During my time here and ...

Help appreciated

To the Journal editor: I’d like to thank Scott and Sue from Ishpeming for saving the day recently. You gave my kids, David and Theresa, a ride from Green Bay to Marquette. They were stranded in Green Bay. Thanks again for your fantastic act of kindness.

Trump never served in US military

To the Journal editor: After reading Stu Bradley’s parroting of Donald Trump’s self-serving trashing of NFL players who take a knee during the singing of the National Anthem and showing of the flag, I wonder why a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, the former mayor of Marquette and community ...

Diversity needed

To the Journal editor: Mining Journal readers know that we can expect regular opinion pieces from far, far right folks such as Cal Thomas and Michelle Malkin. Predictably, Mr. Thomas bemoans the current controversy regarding the “highly qualified” Supreme Court nominee, and accuses ...

Lawmakers must do better by country

To the Journal editor: I watched the funeral of John McCain. We lost a real friend and supporter of the less fortunate or in other words, those left behind. The Mining Journal editorial mentioned not all enjoying prosperity. Lots of place hiring for work, but part time and low wages. How ...

Letters to the Editor

Age old enigma addressed To the Journal editor: Hey guy, quite an article of commentary on Richard Lehto and the subject at hand: “God’s Will” Rough ‘ground’ to be critical of, being the inward thoughts of another and his expression of a commentary concerning religious beliefs! ...

Column challenged

To the Journal editor: Oh Cal Thomas, (a recent column you wrote) is laughable. Last minute desperate attempt? I’m confused by your objection to a full investigation of a nominee to the most importance judicial position in the nation. What exactly is the Republican Party worried about? Is ...

Letters to the editor

Caution, cooperation always best practice To the Journal editor: Walkers, drivers, bicyclists, please look around you, especially look when you are coming out of driveways, off the beach, off a road crossing or up to an intersection. Look around you for walkers, bicyclists, crossing ...

Strut Your Mutt a big success

To the Journal editor: The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter’s 13TH Annual “Strut Your Mutt” 2018 Charity Walk for Homeless Animals held Sept. 15 at Mattson Lower Harbor Park, was a success thanks to the incredible support from our caring and supportive community. The day was ...

Sister Cities program benefits many

To the Journal editor: As a local artist and community member involved with the Upper Peninsula’s arts and culture scene, I was honored when Tiina Harris (Marquette Arts & Culture Department manager) to participate in the Marquette-Higashiomi Sister City art workshop/cultural exchange ...

GOP hasn’t helped education in state

To the Journal editor: After eight years of Republican control of Michigan’s government, how do Michigan’s schools measure up? Not well. A $1 billion tax cut for business in the early years of the Snyder administration was said to require cuts in K-12 funding. The cuts were engineered ...

Fundraising event a resounding success

To the Journal editor: Once Upon A Dream, a fundraising event for the Superior Child Advocacy Center, took place on Aug. 23. The event was a huge success. Many local community members contributed and participated. None of this would have been possible without our generous sponsors. ...

It’s called respect

To the Journal editor: I would like to respond to the letter to the editor written by Stu Bradley on Sept. 15. Well said, Mr. Bradley. Stand for the flag, kneel for the fallen.

Kavanaugh a poor fit for court

To the Journal editor: Should Judge Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed to be on our Supreme Court? Which judicial interpretive theory does Judge Kavanaugh use? Supreme Court justices do not just “do what is stated in our Constitution.” Instead, they interpret our Constitution using an ...

Conservative thought focus of missive

To the Journal editor: Over the past 40 years, I have tried to become an expert on conservative political thought. I believe it is important to share with your readers the one important finding I have learned. There now appears to be a much larger number of conservatives who are essentially ...

Agency announces endorsements

To the Journal editor: With Election Day quickly approaching, it’s vital that we know where the candidates stand on the issues that matter most to us. Like the vast majority of Michiganders, I believe that women should keep our constitutionally-protected right to make our own reproductive ...

Lakenen thanked

To the Journal editor: We would like to thank Tom Lakenen for the use of Lakenenland for a reunion we had. The nearly 100 people that attended thoroughly enjoyed the facilities and the great work of art. Lakenenland is a true asset of the Upper Peninsula. Thanks Tom for sharing ...

Young people must vote in election

To the Journal editor: Despite overwhelming agreement among climate scientists that humans are causing global warming, the Trump administration refuses to accept that fact. Instead it proposes rolling back restrictions on carbon pollution from cars and coal-fired plants. And according to a ...

God debated

To the Journal editor: Wow, Mr. Richard P. Lehto says he serves an awesome god, the same one which committed the murder of Noah’s contemporaries! I find that appalling. In my opinion, there is no god. A real, just and loving god would not have allowed genocide against the Native ...

No city funds to be used for trail project

To the Journal editor: One thing that was not made clear on the questionnaire sent to city residents is that no taxpayer money will be used for a multi-use trail along the Northwestern grade near the ski hill on Marquette County Road 553. All funding will come from Michigan Department of ...